Nick Schmaltz put up seven points in the Arizona Coyotes win, the most in franchise history for the Yotes.
This was a big night for Schmaltz, who had two goals and five assists helping the team get the win. The amazing thing is he put up so many points and yet didn’t get a hattrick. If someone were to just look at this on the fly I am sure they would assume a hattrick would be involved in an effort like this.
Schmaltz matched the franchise record for most assists in the game. Keith Tkachuk did it in February of 2001, the interesting thing with that is the fact that his son, Brady Tkachuk was on the ice against Schmaltz playing for the Senators.
Here is a clip from the game yesterday that saw Schmaltz put up seven points:
Schmaltz is the first player since 2012 to put up at least seven points in a game. The last player to do so was Sam Gagner with the Edmonton Oilers who put up eight points in a game in February of 2012.
With the win, the Arizona Coyotes improve to 16-35-4 on the season. Here is what Schmaltz had to say after the game:
"Everything kept coming right to me and I was able to make plays off of it, so I was getting a lot of bounces out there tonight."
The Arizona Coyotes are in the midst of a tough rebuild and Nick Schmaltz is signed through the 2025-26 season at 5.85 million a season. He does not have a no-movement clause and for a struggling Yotes team looking to rebuild, trading Schmaltz might make some sense.
The Coyotes are back in action on Tuesday in Detroit.